Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Office of Religious Freedom

Today the Right Honourable Stephen Harper pledged the creation of the Office of Religious Freedom.  Every Canadian of every faith and conviction can be proud of this move.  Its time we as a nation stood up for freedom in the world and this is the Office to do it.  We cannot stand quiet while minorities are slaughtered and persecuted by their oppressors.

I applaud this pledge and we should all stand with Stephen Harper to help create it.   

The corrupt United Nations allows evil theocratic tyrants to make racist rants in the general assembly.  Its Human Rights bodies include mass murderers like Qaddafi.  It has no moral authority to expose and pressure the oppressive regimes from China to Iran that systematically persecute various faiths.
   
A Canadian body that is independent of the backroom world government wrangling that progressives adore is exactly what the world needs.  Canadians should to the world armed not with bullets but with the cleansing sunlight of truth to expose the atrocities of religious persecution.

I myself am an atheist.  This view of mine is not made to spite anyone.  Its just my educated opinion subject to change pending further evidence.  I am not a militant and intolerant left wing atheist. I appreciate religious people and their outstanding society and values that allows us all to prosper together.  We atheists claim this right to religious freedom for ourselves.  Many countries in the world officially view atheists as lower than Jews, Christians or even Pagans.  Atheists not only need to support other religious minorities and their freedom to believe as they choose, but we should welcome the support of the Office itself.

Canada is an island of freedom in an increasingly intolerant and irrational progressive world.  We can be more than an island.  We can be a beacon, an aid, and a comfort to oppressed peoples everywhere. 

Vote for Freedom.  Vote Conservative.  Vote for Canada.

8 comments:

burpnrun said...

Folks, call me paranoid, but I think there's A LOT more to the Coup/Coalition than meets the eye. For those interested in stopping the hijacking of OUR democracy, please give a gander at: "The Real Co-Conspirators Behind the Coup":

http://burpnrun.blogspot.com/2011/04/real-co-conspirators-behind-2011-coup.html

and tell me if I'm wrong. Please.

Alain said...

I also strongly support freedom of religion or religious freedom, but please not yet another government bureaucracy. We need fewer government departments, far fewer bureaucrats and smaller government not more.

Joe said...

Picking a nit here but PM Harper's title is Right Honorable not Honorable.

Alex said...

@ Burpnrun: I suspect you are right though I only scanned your post. They are thick as thieves.

@ Alain: I feel you. Lets kill the HRC, but this is important.

@ Joe: Thanks. updated.

Suzanne said...

Yippee, more government.

When the Liberals get into office, it'll be used against Christians, guaranteed.

Alex said...

They corrupt all good things... including Christianity itself. (you've seen how they practically own atheism already)

The problem is with being selective with their monitoring. No slow genocide should get a free pass.

max said...

Sorry but I also think it's a stupid idea. Just when it looks like some parasitical bureaucracy might get trimmed... more gets built. Great.

Please tell me we're not moving to a situation where HRCs will be fighting in courts with the Office of Religious Freedom. Paying to watch professional sports matches is more exiting, cheaper and voluntary.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely necessary. Canada is on the forefront of religious freedom issues. Persecuted religious minorities around the world look to Canada as a leader in this area. The only other country in the world with a dedicated office for religious freedom is the United States. We're in good company.

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